Its been a long time since I shared a creative project (yeah, Christmas crafts don’t count).
This is something I’d been planning to do for ages. I started it in Australia and brought the bits with me to Greece to finish it.
Basically its a memory box type of photo display dedicated to mom’s parents.
My grandmother was a seamstress and my grandfather was a fisherman. Since I already had tons of vintage sewing bits and pieces, it was easier to work with the seamstress theme.
I printed some old photos, going back to 1932 for the first one where my grandparents only had 3 of their 7 children, then a photo of my grandmother with 5 children. I didn’t have a photo with all 7 children…
My favourite photo of my grandparents is the one below where they are mending fishing nets together. Thats how I first remember them.
I lined the back of the box with a vintage sewing pattern and added various bits and pieces from my mother’s old sewing box.
The only thing missing is the vintage little pair of sewing scissors I have… I know they’re are here somewhere but they’re obviously packed in a craft box. When I find them I will add them to the box.
This is the first frame for my gallery wall.